IoT is bringing a paradigm shift in healthcare

May 11, 2018  Source: Ddu 201

The Internet of Things (IoT) has changed the functionalities of the medical and healthcare sectors and has brought significant changes in the healthcare services delivery model.

With all the advancements currently taking place, we have listed a couple of exciting ways in which IoT is changing the game of healthcare.

Emergency room visits:

IoT has substantially reduced visits to emergency rooms which at best can be described as dull and boring. Emergency visits not only take up a lot of time but can also be financially draining for patients. Advanced IoT-driven software has helped in expanding the scope of occupancy tracking in hospitals and monitoring individual patient needs.

Remote health:

The new-age technology has also played a key role in remote health services, popularly known as telehealth. It removes the need for a constant visit to hospitals and leads to avoidance of unnecessary treatment expenditure. For people with limited physical movements or depending on public transport, IoT has come as a boon.

Critical hardware availability: 

IoT also performs the important function of governing medical hardware and providing for an alert system in case a problem is experienced. The installation of next-gen software and hardware is critical to the seamless functioning of medical equipment which is susceptible to several risk factors ranging from system failures to power outages.

With all these benefits, consumers are waiting with bated breath to see what comes next. 

By editor